The Department of Electrical & Systems Engineering has a unique and long tradition of excellence in advancing basic science and solving engineering problems relevant to society.
The department is dedicated to providing high-quality education and research in a variety of topics and focus on the following main areas:
Applied physics & devices: Photonics, electronics, nano-fabrication, advanced materials
Information processing: Signal analysis, imaging, sensing, information theory, communications
Systems science & applied mathematics: Control, optimization, computational mathematics, robotics
We solve problems with applications to: biomedicine (imaging, genomics, proteomics); energy and power; environment, defense and security; wireless communications and finances. Our faculty lead national and international research teams (including the Multi-University Research Initiative, or MURI) and collaborate on interdisciplinary research projects at Washington University in St. Louis. The Department strives to enhance education by providing a modern curriculum, renovated laboratories and hands-on research projects.
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We are grateful to our friends, donors and colleagues for their continuous support. It has been a privilege and honor to lead the department in the last several years. I look forward to continuing working with my colleagues on further improving and strengthening our activities.
R. Martin Arthur, PhD
Professor of Electrical Engineering Department and Interim Chair